A seemingly pro-Christian ad comes with a strange twist, but it’s hard to say which is more bizarre, the ad itself or that it’s been airing on the pro-Obama network MSNBC.
The ad, titled “War on Christmas,” features a smiling little girl named “Amy,” and starts out with a narrator saying: “She lives in America. She’s free to smile to show she’s happy. Everyone’s OK with this.”
Amy’s smile turns into a frown as the narrator adds that she’s a Christian, “free to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ to show she’s happy. But not everyone is OK with this.”
The ad concludes with an ear-piercing scream from Amy as an ornament falls from a Christmas tree behind her, breaking on the floor. The strange sequence takes place after the narrator says:
“We are one nation under God. No man owns Amy’s happiness, and no man will define how she shows it.”
A YouTube page for the ad, belonging to St. Mary’s At Largeindicates that it was created by Kundrat Productions, which is owned by Lee Kundrat, a New Jersey heavy metal musician who goes by the name “Rat Skates,” according to Raw Story.
Skates did announce the ad on his Twitter account:
— Rat Skates (@Rat_Skates) November 28, 2013
Raw Story pointed out that Rat Skates wrote and directed a short video last year featuring teens puzzling over the policies of President Obama, which he described as “the boldness of Bill O’Reilly meets the encouragement of Joel Osteen in this street-level documentary and study guide.”